Best vlan switch for pfsense



  • I want to increase my WAN ports. For this purpose i want to buy vlan capable switch having 2 to 8 ports.
    Please suggest me cheap,simple,reliable vlan capable switch.



  • It would help people if you mentioned where on the planet you were and what you consider cheap.



  • @star_tiger5:

    Please suggest me cheap,simple,reliable vlan capable switch.

    Microtik RB250GS: 5 ports, available where I live for about the local equivalent of US$55.

    A number of people in the forums have suggested Netgear GS108 variant (I think you need the correct suffix to get VLAN capability).

    I have no experience with any of the above but have had good service for a couple of years from a HP Procurve 1700-8 (which I think is no longer available).

    When last I looked I didn't see any "commodity" switches claiming VLAN capability.



  • i have a question:
    Netgear GS108 is Unmanageable switch.
    According to my friend view only manageable switch may have system of VLAN.
    Is this view is correct or not????



  • As wallabybob said, the base GS108 doesn't have VLAN capability. However the GS108T does (hence his comment about needing the correct suffix).



  • Thanks for information.
    Also tell me , what is your view about netgear GS108T-200.
    Is this Switch is VLAN capable for pfsense????



  • @star_tiger5:

    netgear GS108T-200.
    Is this Switch is VLAN capable for pfsense?

    The GS108Tv2 (GS108T-200) would work, as well as the RB250GS. I like the Netgear because of the metal housing and the warranty.


  • Netgate Administrator

    I believe the GS108E (and the GS105E) are vlan capable if you need a cheaper option.

    Steve



  • @stephenw10:

    I believe the GS108E (and the GS105E) are vlan capable if you need a cheaper option.

    Steve

    And you only get a Windows configuration utility to configure those VLANs


  • Netgate Administrator

    Really? Thanks for the heads up.  ::)

    Steve



  • I have both the Netgear GS108Tv2 and the HP 1810G-8. which I think is still current.

    Not much to separate them really.  Both work well as VLAN-capable switches.

    Both have useless NTP clients.  The Netgear polls the NTP server every minute until it gets a Kiss-of Death reply and the HP NTP client just doesn't work properly.  Not much good if you want to log anything from them.



  • The GS105E switch as well as only having the Windows configuration program " Pro Safe Plus Utility"will only let you change ip address etc if it's in the same subnet as the managing machine i.e it will still "discover" it , using Layer 2 presumably but you have to change the subnet of the manager to do anything.
    The GS108Tv2 has a Windows config " Smart control center" which allows ip address changes on the switch irrespective of the managing pc  ip AS WELL as the Web interface - much more useful


  • Netgate Administrator

    £48 (gs105e) vs £63 (gs108t). I guess it depends just how often you need to reconfigure your switch  ;) As well as how many ports you need and the additional features of the 108T etc. Seems like the extra money is worth it to me.

    Steve



  • Two day ago, I buy netgear gs108t for increasing wan ports.
    Now an other problem has came and that is i don't to how to configure it. Now for more learning I am requesting to you to send me conf file(backup file) of your netgear gs108t
    It will help me by giving me some ideas about netgear gs108t configuration.
    Please Help ME….



  • on pfSense add VLANsvia Interfaces: VLAN

    on the switch:
    add all the same VLANs
    make sure the port that goes to pfSense has a T (for tagged) for all those VLANs
    then on each other port, have a U (for untagged) for one VLAN and set the PVID to the same


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